Manchester United vs FC Barcelona Live

Join Andy Hyslop at 9pm BST for live updates of Manchester United vs FC Barcelona, in one of the most anticipated games of pre-season so far.

Manchester United vs FC Barcelona
The stage is set and the sun is shining at the Levi Stadium

We experienced some problems the first time, hopefully it works this time.

Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Darmian, Jones, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Mata, Young, Memphis, Rooney

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Barcelona are without Messi and Neymar

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less than half an hour to go until kick-off

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tonight’s game is being played at the Levi Stadium, the home of NFL side San Francisco 49s

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Bastian can’t play tonight but he is cheering his new team-mates on

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Rooney warming up

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Give us your score predictions in the comment box at the bottom of the page

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I’m going for 2-1 to United, goals from Memphis and Schneiderlin

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only 10 minutes till kick-off now

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Will this starting eleven be the one that starts the season against Tottenham on August 8

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The teams enter the stadium in front of a sell-out crowd

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Barcelona have reported United target Pedro in their starting eleven

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United kick-off the game

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1 first chance a cross from young, Rooney couldn’t control the ball

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2′ free-kick for Barcelona on the edge of United’s area, Suarez looks set to take it

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3′ De Gea rooted to the spot as Suarez hits the post

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4′ Rooney flagged offside from ball over the top

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6, De Gea saves from from Roberto standing tall when the strikers clean through

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8′ United corner, taken by Young, Rooney with a free header GOAL 1-0 United

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Rooney gets his first goal of pre-season

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Adriano struggling to deal with Young and Shaw down the left

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Sustained spell of possession for Barcelona

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15′ United tried to play the ball out, losing it on the edge of their own area

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Good open game so far

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22, United counter attack breaks down after sustained spell of Barcelona possesion

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23′ Pedro drills a cross in, free kick given to United though for a push

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United giving the ball away a little too much

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25′ Young plays in Rooney but angle just too tight corner

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28 Great play from United ball find its way to Young, his shot tip over by the keeper

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31′ claims for a penalty goal mouth scrambled United fail to finish it

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Both United full-backs looking a threat going forward

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Rooney celebrates the opening goal

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10 minutes till half-time good game so far from United

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Darmian back on after the collision with Suarez

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40′ quick free-kick from Rooney comes to nothing

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tempo of the game dropped slightly in last few minutes

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42′ another Barcelona attack comes to nothing

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43′ Suarez turns on the edge and his shot beats De Gea but hits the post

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44 Pedro low cross for Suarez, saved low by De Gea

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half-time 1-0 United through Rooney, both teams had several chances, Barcelona hit the post twice through Suarez

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How many changes will there be in the 2nd half

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no changes for United, Barcelona make a few changes
Barcelona kick-off the second-half

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48′ free-kick to Barcelona foul on Pedro by Jones just inside United’s half

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49′ Jones booked after several fouls

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53′ another chance for Suarez, just blocked out by the united defence

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Memphis seeing more of the ball in the second half

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58′ good defending from Jones to stop Suarez going through on goal

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61 Suarez fails to control ball first time before playing one-two and scoring but ruled offside

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11 changes coming up for United

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65′ 2-0 Great play Wilson played to the overlapping Blackett, he cuts back for Lingard to fire home

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United line-up now: Johnstone, Valencia, McNair, Smalling, Blackett, Lingard, Fellaini, Herrera, Wilson, Pereira, Januzaj

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68′ chance for Januzaj, just wide

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74′ Januzaj runs onto the ball, plays the ball across the area, keeper parries it out and Lingard just beaten to it

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76′ Herrera booked

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90′ Rafinha pulls one back

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91 ‘ Januzaj clean through, looses the ball before regaining it to finish it and make 3-1

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full-time 3-1 Three wins out of three for United

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Good all round performance from the Reds, Barcelona might feel themselves slightly unlucky to lose having hit the woodwork three times

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The attendance at the Levi Stadium was 68,416

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Hope you’ve enjoyed our first live match commentary, many more to come in the coming season

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